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seattle parolee by san francisco police. kenneth harding fired upon two officers after running away. police say the video show as pistol they believe was used by kenneth harding. investigators recovered what appears to be that weapon after it disappeared from the scene. >> a huge set back to what our efforts have been. >> police explained the use of force. >> we be witnesses who saw the flash, the suspect in this case fired backwards at the officers as he was running. >> reporter: investigators say recordings show 10 shots were fired. with the shot fired by kenneth harding heard after a car horn. >> reporter: kenneth harding's grandmother said he used to live in san francisco with his
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mother. he is a person of interest in the killing of tanaya gilbert of seattle and was in parole. protesters said kenneth harding's background doesn't matter. >> i don't care if he is a massacre poster child. if he was white he would have gone to trial. >> reporter: san francisco police said a -- set a town hall meeting wednesday night to talk about theshooting. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. our coverage continues online, you can watch the entire interview about how the community helped officers find the gun and the investigation. look under www.ktvu.com right now. an e-mail ubtined by ktvu channel 2 news detailed how the police chief plans to attack gang violence. police say the victims were not
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gang members. melanie williams, the daughter of former football player travis williams and an unidentified man water killed. police will launch operation cease fire in two months to focus on gang members. >> they will target them and the gangs they associate with. >> police say fighting between gangs is responsible for an increase in violence. some of the victims, school children. see what parents are doing to protect their kids at 7:00 on tv 36. two men charged with murder in the death of a basketball player pleaded no contest today. hyman taylor was killed in 2010. prosecutors say hyman taylor and cassidy o'connor and ricky anderson were trying to rob a marijuana dealer. a friend of the dealer opened
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fire killing hyman taylor. cassidy o'connor and ricky anderson were initially charged with murder. ricky anderson pleaded no contest to robbery while cassidy o'connor pleaded no contest to conpeer cease to commit murder. two women face child endangerment charges. they broke into five cars last friday. her baby was with the women that time. they were arrested when a security officer spotted the car at target where they were trying to return stolen items. people tracking the whereabouts of casey anthony are concentrating on a plane that landed in the bay area. casey anthony was acquitted of the murder of caylee anthony and walked out of jail yesterday. hours later a plane registered to one of her attorneys took off making four stops across
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the country before ending at the airplane. no word on whether casey anthony was on that plane. sweeping layoffs today. cisco, which makes networking equipment said it is cutting 6500 jobs. ktvu's john sasaki has more. >> reporter: for the past couple hours workers have been leaving this complex and we asked morthan a dozen people to comment on the bad news. almost all of them turned us down. 6500 workers are being laid off. that's a cut of 9% of the 73,408 workers world wide. layoffs have been rumored for weeks. it was rumored to lay off 10,000 people. still the 6500 layoffs will include 15% of upper
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management. two workers said they are hopeful they will avoid the budget ax. >> some people feel it's a bad thing for them. but we don't know what is going to happen. >> wait and see. nothing you can to. can't worry about what you can't control. go from there. the notices will go out to the workers the first week of august. i talked to some folks here at headquarters and they said they will not be announcing till next month how many people in the bay area will be effected. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. adobe is buying up a company that makes signature technology. it will compliment its products. the founders and employees for echo sign will also be
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acquired. the price hasn't been released. investor are worried washington can't reach a agreement on the debt limit. the dow fell 94.57 points to 12,385.16. the nasdaq fell 24.69 points to 2,765.11. san jose and union city today filed a lawsuit to block california from developing redevelopment agencies. building a soccer park in this empty lot are in jeopardy. it claims budget laws are unconstitutional. they claim they violate a measure past by voters last fall. he is taking a second shot at trying to cap pay for the top university executives. we spoke to the senator about his plan that comes on the heels of new tuition increases.
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>> reporter: the board here offer various ways to save money. he says the university should also be looking at ways to saver money and he will reintroduce a bill to cap pay raises. the life of a university student is about three things, studying, scrimping and saving. >> i cut back on shopping or extra spending. >> reporter: he thinks the uc and csu systems could learn a lesson from their students. he says pay raises are out of touch with the budget realities of today. the head of the ucsf medical center got a $200,000 raise bringing his salary to $935,000. >> you ought not continue to raise these fees and put them on the backs of the students. >> reporter: over the last two
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years students are paying $18 more for every 100 in tuition. one uc berkeley administrator is earning $30 more for every 100 in salary. >> i don't think it's fair students have to pay more. >> we think it's fair. >> harder for students. >> maybe we pay administrators more money to hire -- track better talent. >> spokesman says it's tough to keep good people during tough times. >> the best way to keep them and to recruit others is to pay what other competitors are paying. >> reporter: the pay raises are largely coming from sources other than state money. when everyone is cutting back that message might be a tough one to sell. we contacted with a spokesperson and he said they
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will have no comment till they see the bill. reporting live, ktvu channel 2 news. a registration boom at santa rosa junior college created a log jam today. so many people went on its servers cragged down -- drawinged down. 13,000 enrolled, that's a 92 crease from last year. we are learning more about the impact state budget cuts will have on people trying to handle legal business in san francisco. a judge says court layoffs and closures will mean it will take hours longer to handle traffic tickets. 18 months more to finalize a divorce and five years for a lawsuit to go to trial. they are closing 25 courtrooms. crews in oakland spend the
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day working on a gas leak. officials say a construction crew hit a gas main this morning which caused the leak. you can see and hear the gas. 7 homes were evacuated and service was cut off to 11 homes. officials say everything was fixed by 3:00. sanlooking to changing to the seatbelt laws after last week's deadly accident. his office says it wants to know why buses are exempt from having seatbelts. he was kill last thursday when he was thrown from the shuttle bus. the funeral has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m. wednesday morning. a memorial service is planned
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at 5:00 p.m. thursday. the group mothers against drunk driving is expressing its displeasure with a bill that regulate how authorities run sobriety check points. it condones driving without a valid driver's license. offenders with suspended lyses could continue to drive illegally. the san jose fire department headed into fire season with a depleted staff but now many are back. what it means there for sife safety coming up. warm up over the bay area today with additional heating on the way when we come back when we expect to bounce back into the 90s.
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. audit finds a break down that state department of corrections may have cost the state millions millions of dollars. the program was put in place to evaluate parolees. the audit found thousands of parolees were sent for a mental health evaluation even though they were already determined not to pose a risk. >> we looked at a 5 year window and found just to evaluate it cost $49 million. >> they say they have seen the report and says improvements are underway to avoid that. police say three people shot in san jose are expected to survived. it happened last night. investigators say a gunman opened fire on a crowd of people hitting a 15-year-old boy, a 20-year-old woman and a
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31-year-old man. the gunman escaped in a car. so far no arrests. police believe the shootings were gang related. the city saw an increase in hate crimes before the gay pride parade this year. >> great violence. a lot of comments directed against the victims. >> four people were beaten. a report says its outrage led to more hate crimes being reported. violence was up 65% in 2010 with 213 incidents. 10 incidences in the work place up from one from the previous year. powerful support for a new candidate. >> look at my track record, for years and years i have created coalitions, i have been in
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sacramento. >> he filed papers with state attorney general kamala harris giving her endorsement. he serves as an adviser to the attorney general and is a former police officer and police union president. number of other candidates launched their runs for sheriff. among those are san francisco super visier and captain -- supervisor and captain paul. he is retiring after more than 30 years in office. two dozen firefighters are officially back in the department tonight after frin were layed off a year ago. the return comes as san jose makes sure stations have adequate staffing during fire season. ktvu's robert handa is live with how it will impact public safety. the fire department is trying to make sure it has the
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city covered. the start of the classes will help reduce the brown outs. >> reporter: san jose testifies swarmed an area this afternoon after workers reported a ruptured gas tank on fire. people living nearby were areaved when they isolated the tank, determine said there was no danger and removed the burning cylinder. >> could have turned into something worse than what it already is. feels good to have them close. the neighbors were fortunate station fike was close by. -- station 5 was close by. >> reporter: today san jose started its new fire academy. the 23 firefighters are all returning after being layed off
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last year. he was teaching college when he got the call to come back. >> been a while. you know, it will be rusty maybe, that's why we are taking care of it right now. >> he agrees. >> differs from recruit academy where there is little classroom time. >> reporter: allen says the firefighters are optimistic this return won't be temporary. >> it's our job is to get in there and feel the heat, remain cool and hope for the best. >> reporter: the firefighters will be back on the job for two years. they return on august 28. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. pushing the gump to sign two bills to keep adult healthcare bims open. >> it is possible a number of
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sen -- centers will close their doors. >> funding for adult day healthcare was eliminated in the state budget. one of the bills would restore the money that was cut. they serve 37,000 people. according to a report from aarp family care giving ipcalifornia cost $47 billion a year. if it wasn't for care giverrers the healthcare cost would increase. it is about $450 billion each year. good afternoon. our cool weather maker exiting the area. sunny skies this afternoon and warmer, temperatures right now, breezy. winds could be blowing around your trees outside your door, 15-20 miles per hour around san francisco. livermore reporting gusts to 25 and 30 miles per hour.
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and temperatures beginning cool, still mild. 70s in areas around palo alto. san jose 75. 60s san francisco. oakland 60. 75 in livermore. 74 concord. and santa rose abeginning to goal -- sant santa rosa beginning to cool. -- beginning to cool. bringing light rain to the northwest corner of california. till continues to move east. by tomorrow it will be out of the way and temperatures will continue to warm. today we saw a warm up. 5-10 degrees above what -- where we saturday yesterday afternoon. for today and tomorrow, warming expected. this trough will push off to the east. the high pressure that has been bringing in hot weather over midamerica going to bring us sunny summer-like weather.
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wednesday, thursday temperatures rebounding back into the low 90s. low clouds expected back into the area by sunset. we expect it along the coast. it will invade the area. tomorrow morning widespread low cloud cover. notice how fast it pulls back, by about 10:00. partly cloudy expects tomorrow. we got temperatures mild as we start the morning. 50s out there. afternoon highs look like this. upper 70s, low 80s inland and we will continue to see 60s along the coast. fabulous day. 83 pleasanton. 76 mountain view. 63 around pacifica. extended forecast here, temperatures continuing to warm. wednesday, thursday look to best. we cool for the weekend but rebound again.
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just going to warm up. >> good week. thank you. the work on the field made them champions. the big honor the san francisco giants are about to receive from the president. it's really delicious, mom.
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>> struck him out. >> that's nice to see. the winter weather advisory champions -- the world series champions san francisco giants won a trip to the white house. their first world series championship in 56 years. the president will honor the players for their community service off the field. >> before they go they have something to do tonight. >> business with the dodgers. lots of fans excited about that. the giants off a weekend in san diego where they take 3-4. they would rather have buster posey as their regular catcher but give credit to the backups like chris stewart. weird he came through with the game decider. seize bunt layed down and made
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a great defensive play. like he says, seems like a different contributor every day. >> really have the one super star, i think we are all minor super stars doing all the small things to get wins. we had big guys go down this year and everybody is stepping up. >> chris can show you, you can have a great game without getting a base hit. he did yesterday. they lay down a bunt and he bounced on it. took pablo, we got the double play. >> that was a sweet double play. mean time, through the yearsler l football fans, baseball fans hate hearing about the labor problems. players will vote on a new
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agreement by wednesday. players could be in camp come friday and free agency is on. that's the sporting life for right now. we will have giant-dodger highlights at 10:00. >> thank you. ktvu channel 2 news is always on online, log on to www.ktvu.com for the latest, including breaking bay area news, slide shows and video and if you have a smartphone, down let lode the app to your phone. thanks for joining us. hello parents, it's going to be a big school year.
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